Avengers blow up NNPC pipeline in Delta

Avengers blow up NNPC pipeline in Delta

Less than 24 hours after a Chevron gas pipeline, which provides electricity to the Escravos Tank Farm in Delta State, was blown up, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) has reportedly blown up a gas and crude trunk line belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

The sabotage was carried out at about 11:45.pm on Thursday.

The bombed trunk line is said to be close to the oil rich city of Warri heavily guarded by troops from the Nigerian Army.

In its Twitter handle, @NDAvengers, the new militants said: “At 11:45pm on Thursday, @NDAvengers blew up other #NNPC Gas and Crude trunkline close to Warri.

“Pipeline that was heavily guarded by military.”

The renewed onslaught began after the two-week ultimatum issued owners and operators of oil blocs in the Niger Delta to stop operations and quit the Niger Delta expired on Wednesday.